Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
August 14th, 2015
Are Open MEPs the Silver Bullet?
Bob Collie, chief research strategist with Russell Investments, is squarely among the camp of retirement plan experts who favor a determined expansion of the multiple employer plans system. He tells PLANADVISER fiduciary hurdles prevent wider use of the open MEP plan design, but he feels some additional regulatory guidance would bring unbridled enthusiasm about open MEPs.  Read more >
Research Expertise Can Boost Practice Performance
There are various reasons why advisers choose to hire on-staff research analysts and chief investment officers, says Kenton Shirk, associate director at Cerulli Associates, but many firms cite significant positive benefits after adding internal expertise. Most often, firms look to add these staffers as they look to scale up. Read more >
A Third Say Social Security Will Be Primary Retirement Income
An AARP survey released on the 80th Anniversary of Social Security finds 33% of workers feel the program will be the source of income they will rely on most during their retirement. It’s not exactly a savory proposition, given all we know about the steep cost of living in retirement. Read more >
IRS Life Expectancy Tables Updated for Retirees
Meet Dave Barry, Professional Humorist and Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?
Keeping Up with the Securing a Strong Retirement Act
Booz Allen Hamilton, Others Face Passive TDF Performance Lawsuits
Executive Benefits Provider Joins Lion Street Network
Executive benefits company Pen-Cal has become a Lion Street Owner-Firm in an effort to broaden Pen-Cal’s benefit plan offerings and expand its client base. Read more >
New Fund Release Roundup
This week’s new releases include a flexible alpha bond fund from Franklin Templeton, a new ESG tracking tool from Morningstar, and a series of alternative investments from American Century. Read more >
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